HONOLULU — Hawaii State FCU announced the promotion of three of its branch managers to vice president and senior branch manager. Loren Nakaoka leads the credit union’s main branch on Halekauwila Street, Roland Ogoshi oversees the Alii branch in downtown Honolulu, and Leilani Sumajit manages the Pearlridge branch in Aiea.
All three will continue to oversee branch operations, ensure compliance with policies and procedures, manage branch staff members, identify opportunities for branch growth, and maintain the credit union’s high member service standards. In addition, they will work with Hawaii State FCU’s leaders to develop and implement strategies to help members achieve their financial goals, from business loan programs to investment services.
Loren Nakaoka is the new vice president and senior branch manager at Hawaii State FCU’s main branch. Prior to joining Hawaii State FCU 10 years ago, Nakaoka served as branch manager for two local credit unions. Under his leadership, the main branch was named the top branch for investment referrals in 2013 and 2014. A graduate of University of Hawaii at Manoa, Nakaoka has nearly 20 years of experience in credit union financial services.
Roland Ogoshi is the new vice president and senior branch manager at Hawaii State FCU’s Alii branch. He joined Hawaii State FCU in 1981 and played a role in opening both the Alii and Pearlridge branches. Ogoshi earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and attended the Western CUNA Management School, a three-year training program designed for credit union managers at Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Leilani Sumajit is the new vice president and senior branch manager at Hawaii State FCU’s Pearlridge branch. She brings more than 20 years of credit union experience to her role, including three years at Hawaii State FCU, where she led the organization’s Kaimuki location to Branch of the Year for 2013 and 2014. Sumajit, who earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii at West Oahu, continues to lead operations at Pearlridge while the branch undergoes an innovative redesign, which will incorporate high-tech features for convenience while providing an open, engaging environment for members to consult with branch staff.